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of gaza. this time around the rules are different. the missile defense system improve the iron dome stopping the incoming rockets but hamas is better armed having the backing of the islamist government in egypt for presenting a challenge for the gabbana administration. and admiral james lyons from the pacific fleet and congressmen covert from texas. obama once more than $1 trillion of tax hikes but will not renounce spending. the "chalk talk" what that does not add up to anything meaningful we will talk with one guest to stifle economic growth. also to analyze this cycle to bring down the head of the cia. admiral, it is good to have you with us. turned to the talking points. it seems no one after general petraeus made it clear their ranges in the talking points, testimony has been surveyed and mike rogers said it has to be the white house everybody else testified. >> by a agree. i am sure the white house representative council had marching orders. lou: and petraeus said part of the confusion between the testimony he gave to congress three days after september 11 represents what happ
are vastly different. israel's missile defense system has greatly improved, the iron dome will when incoming rockets that israel is taking on a better armed hamas. this all presenting a serious challenge for both the united states and the obama administration and obstacles in creating a genuine palestinian peace process. we will take all of that up tonight with admiral james lyons. congressman louie gohmert of texas will also be here fred also, president obama has no plan to announce tax cuts and spending cuts. why they don't add up to anything meaningful. lou: the testimony before congress has been surveyed. congressman mike rogers. everyone else has testified that they didn't. do you agree? >> i do agree. and the deputies committee, i'm sure the white house representatives of national security from the national security agency council had their orders. lou: general david petraeus says for his part, one of the confusing things -- confusion between the testimony he gave to congress three days after september 11 and what he said over the past few days in congress, it represents what happens w
a statement shortly after the meeting reiterating her defense. i quote "we stressed that neither i nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the american people at any stage in this process and the administration updated congress and the american people as our assessments evolved." joining us now is abc white house correspondent jake tapper, the author of the much lauded new book "the outpost." first, i want to ask you about benghazi gate. honestly die understand what the senators continue to be upset about. susan rice has acknowledged her statements were wrong but were based upon the best intelligence at the moment. is there any reason not to believe that statement on her part? >> well, one of the things that senator graham said today was that he wants more of the investigation -- the information to come out. the fbi agents who had interviewed survivors of the attack. and he wants to know more information before he says he would be willing to elevate somebody who was involved in any part of this controvers
. israel's missile defense systems greatly improved, the iron dome successfully intercepting hundreds of in coming rockets, but, israel is facing a better armed hamas, that has the backing of a new islamist government in egypt. this all presenting a serious challenge for both the united states, and the obama administration. and, new obstacles in creating a genuine israeli-palestinian peace process. we'll take all of that up here tonight, with admiral james lyons, retired commander of the u.s. pacific fleet and also, president obama wants more in the $1.5 trillion in tax hikes, but he has no plan -- or announced cuts in spending, why those tax hikes don't add up to anything meaningful and we'll talk with the ceo of cke restaurants, andy puzder and says, tax rates will stifle economic growth and our favorite doctors are here, to psychoanalyze the scandal that brought down the head of the cia. we are delighted to be joined, now, by the admiral james lyons, retired commander of the u.s. pacific fleet. it is always good to have you with us. thanks for being here. >> nice to be back with yo
for her to give the word, but the president, having stood so strong in her defense, strongly in her defense around what she said that up and gauzy and the video that she said was the cause of the attack that killed those americans that now they are boxed in. he pretty well has to stick with her. this is are going around to say in private what she was in public which, based on the testimony from the general and others is, it was a calculation that it was a decision that was made at the white house that it would be bad business to be out saying that it was a terrorist. lou: what is your reaction, tucker? >> what a waste of time. remarkable. i mean it. as a political calculation. the president just was reelection. a tough campaign. he wins by a convincing margin. he is at the apogee of its power. and what does he choose to do? he spends it on getting susan rice a job running the state department. this is pretty small potatoes by comparison to a lot of other things going on right now, chief among them the fiscal clef. there are a lot of other questions hanging in the air, and he is doin
. this is about defense cuts, discretionary spending, and it's about tax cuts. only if the democrats agree to bring in the programs for the elderly and poor and middle class would they become part of the discussion. and there's a strong faction among democrats who are saying do not do that. you know, social security is not part of this problem. so it should not be part of the discussion. harry reid, in fact, has been extremely firm on that. he said i will not be part of discussions that include social security as part of this bargain. so if they stick to that, then they won't be. >> yeah, there's so many moving pieces. susan, today, the president's going to meet with small business owners. friday he's going to montgomery, pennsylvania, to visit a small business that will be impacted. very campaign like stuff. what's he trying to do here? >> yeah, who is he not meeting with this week? that would be congressional -- that would be members of congress, especially those house republicans would be the critical partners on this. so he's trying to take a very different approach than he took in the
defense to entitlement and everything in between which will be a difficult day. that is the avalanche i am concerned about the. gerri: all kinds of things being talked about now to solve this disco cliff issue. other areas to generate some kind of revenue. for example, one of these ideas is raising the medicare eligibility age to 67 from 55. would something like that work for you? would you be willing to sign onto an idea like that? >> i am interested in the entitlement reform. in order to make these programs available for those who have come to rely on them, for those who have come to expect that they will be there for them. in order to make sure it can survive we have to make adjustments like that. i have already introduced and co-sponsor of legislation that would do some of those things. absolutely i would be interested in discussions along those lines gerri: thank you for coming on. great to see you, and we hope to see you again soon. >> thank you, gerry. gerri: a lot more to come, including with a potential tax increase living for capital gains. companies trying to get a jump on the f
are going to be under 2%. we have defense spending at the end of the fiscal year which perked up a little bit. exploits were surprisingly strong. if you look ahead to 2013, where is the strength of one come from? households have maintained their spending only by driving down their savings rate to just a little over 3%. so there is not a lot more to come their, and household incomes are lower now than they were a year ago. so i think it will be very hard, even without an fiscal hit to the economy. even without that, it's going to be hard to have 2% growth next year's. cheryl: martin county mentioned that he will tax cuts. it seems that no one really wants to extend that at this point. but that is going to go away on january 1. >> i think that is right. cheryl: what does that mean you? >> is a big number. probably aut three quarters of a percent permanently comingout of the after-tax incomes of households. so most of that would be subtracted from spending. >> maybe 1% of gdp? you have to% grooth of gdp, it could be 1%. is that what you're saying in this economy? >> well, 70% of this economy
by the department of defense, it's now a not for profit called helmets to hard hats. and what it basically does, it identifies 60,000 american businesses and some of the trade unions. they collaborate to get together, to identify veterans who have already had extraordinary training and discipline and leadership and teamwork and it accelerates the apprenticeship program. so these individuals could be making $60,000, $70,000 a year if there was work to be had here. so it's an investment in america, it's an investment in american businesses, and it says to our returning veterans in a real sincere and genuine way, thank you for your service. mr. garamendi: you said earlier that the american society of engineers, i think that was the name, said that we have a d rating for infrastructure and that we need over $2 trillion. i don't know anybody in my district where we may have a serious flood in the next three days that says the infrastructure is adequate. they're look at those levinees and they're watching the water rise and they're saying, this isn't sufficient to protect us. so in a very real sense
in the non-defense discretionary. the cost of security programs in that same time period has gone up 60%. the cost of mandatory programs is up 30%. i want to call your attention to one aspect progressives need to remind people. of the $1.50 trillion already in spending cuts, $900 billion comes from spending. we have given far more than when it comes to defense side. let's talk about those for a minute. the budget control act and sequestration would result in dramatic cuts to spending. we have heard a lot of talk about the impact it will have on our national defense. to believe that having ended one war in iraq and ending another in afghanistan that we cannot find savings in the pentagon, i do not think that is a fair assessment. there are savings to be had that will not compromise our national security. the simpson-bowles commission approach established in the outer years to lay the temptation to go back into the non-defense accounts when too much political pressure keeps you out of defense spending. i would hope any long-term agreement would improve that. on the non-defense side, i thi
-fire. the country is now testing a new iron dome-like missile defense system called david slang. it will stop midrange rockets. is it preparing for a new wave of turmoil? we turn to naval analyst with the institute for war. welcome back to the show. i want to jump right in. let me ask you about what is going on in egypt. today you think mohammad really is? when we left for thanksgiving break last week he had stepped in and helped settle this problem and brought about the cease-fire. even the israelis said maybe he is more moderate than we thought. all this and he makes this huge power grab in his own country saying that his rule is about law, basically. judy you think he is? >> thank you. it is a pleasure to be here. that is the million-dollar question. who is the and what to see what. it looks like he was committed to peace, committed to the process of at least normalization in the short term of relations between israel and gaza. this latest power grab, a lot of people, including myself, by surprise. important to keep in mind that there are three power centers in egypt. the civilian elected
's not vince lombardi. and rex makes it sound like he's won five championships. rex, as a defensive assistant, that doesn't count as a championship ring. but sparano was a bad hire as offensive coordinator. he's an offensive line coach. he's not an offensive coordinator. obviously tebow has caused some distraction. and sanchez, some. >> some. >> some. it's too much. too much. >> sanchez is awful. >> it's going to be a tug-of-war between rex ryan and mike t tanenbaum playing out behind the scenes. >> i think woody would be afraid to fire those two. i think he's joined at the hip with tanenbaum. >> that was a public humiliation, the entire nation watching after thanksgiving dinner, everyone saw that. >> it's the funniest play of all time watching sanchez fumbling, runs into the offensive lineman. it's actually funny. >> it's a broken play. so he misreads the play after calling it in the huddle five seconds before. he gets confused. he runs into the posterior of a lineman. >> it's funny. >> falls down and fumbles the ball! >> the posterior of the lineman was thrown into him by vince wilfork. it'
. anyway, we're going to visit with former assistant secretary of defense byng west in 15 minutes to parse through it. for 15 years the federal gas tax has been 18.4 cents a gallon, good. some people now in industry groups, they want to raise it as part of the fiscal cliff negotiation. that is a bad idea. first of all, we don't need another tax, period. it's just going to slow down the economy and damage consumers. second of all, it shut should be a state and local decision, not a federal decision. this is so important. yeah, bridges need to be upgraded and so forth, but, again, this is no time to burden motorists with higher gasoline prices that have more than doubled in the last four years and no time to burden consumers with another tax burden. now, there's one man in washington who is a true leader in the fight against out-of-control spending. what does they think about where the fiscal cliff talks are going? can he possibly be happy with all this talk about revenues and nothing about making spending cuts? we welcome back senator tom coburn about to join us next up on "kudlow." >>> tom
strong defense of had her at his press conference last week. beyond that, we really don't have all that much. i would note something and want to give credit where it is due, mark murray, the deputy political director, pointed it out, saw it on twitter, we focus on ayotte, graham and mccain but remember, democrats may not need those three votes to confirm susan rice if she is put forward. they need probably five to seven republicans, maybe they can find them elsewhere. i'm not saying that i know that for a fact, but let's not assume that even if the three of them are opposed that she could never be confirmed. >> they can block it by using a hold. >> any one of them can. >> yeah. >> yeah, kelly. this is not the kind of confirmation you want to send your top diplomat out. that's not the launch pad for a successful tenure as secretary of state. and, of course, waiting in the wings, john kerry, who we understand the white house will nominate to be defense secretary. i'm told he would accept that post even though he would prefer to be secretary of state. we've got to go but thank you ver
the last couple of months. republicans are on the defensive. they are backing away from grover and i think that is increasing the likelihood that we're going to get a deal. >> never thought the phrase butt fumble would be uttered on cnbc. leave it to harwood. >> especially from john harwood. but you never know. you never know. >>> meantime, ty, state attorneys general have sounded the fiscal cliff alarm this well. 43 ags have sent a letter to congressional leadership's urging them to extend the tax relief on the mortgage debt forgiveness. diana olick has the letter and she joins us with washington with more of the details on that. hi, diana. >> sue, you're right. five largest banks in this nation have already wiped out more than $6 billion of mortgage principle debt for thousands of borrowers under that giant mortgage settle many that just went into effect early this year. they've also wiped out according to the monitor of the settlement more than $13 billion worth of debt involved in short sales. that, say the nation's state attorney general provide rerelief to homeowners trying to get ba
government spend on flood protection in coastal defense because in first and foremost we don't want properties to flood. better not have the flood in the first place but it does flood than insurance will help. government do need to invest in defense, to prevent it happening in the first place. gerri: you call a coastal floods, i love the english, richard warren, thank you, good to have you on the show. thank you. >> i love when executive tells me i'm underinsured. cheryl: not using proper english. dennis: consumer confidence for november at its highest level in years. we ask can we suutain it? cheryl: let's get fiscal on our fiscal cliff survival kit. who else but tracy byrnes with what you need to know and what you can do right now. dennis: a look at the day's winners on the s&p. cheryl. >> nicole petallides lived at the new york stock exchange every 15 minutes. we have you covered. things on the move and looking at according they may correlate glass with the outlet day shall look better than expected. used with this barbosa tablets. they see more demanded usual steve mad and is do
against war. i believe in self-defense. i believe if you get hit, you hit back. preemptive wars i don't believe in. i don't think they're necessary. i think wars are started to make money. they make money for the people who start a war over here and a war over there and sell bombs to both sides. >> when you look at what happens in the middle east in my lifetime i can remember, pretty much most of yours. do you see any hope there or any chance of actually peace mountain middle easin the middle east? >> if you believe in the bible, it says two things. it says there will always be wars and rumors of wars. it also says for a thousand years somewhere in the future we have peace. so hopefully those thousand years are coming up on us. >> were you pleased barack obama got re-elected? >> i'm glad he got re-elected. i think he has a lot of things in his favor, the things that he has ran on. the women all believe in the things that he's talking about. the blacks and the hispanics and the women and if you have those three things on your side, you're going to win. >> would you categorize -- are yo
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to play defense on ryan's budget. instead, they were going to talk about the cuts to providers that president obama put in his budget. >> bill: the same cuts that paul ryan had put in his budget. >> paul ryan used in his baseline as well. yes, they were in paul ryan's budget as well. so for the president used those -- counted those cuts in cost savings for obama care so you know, that was the way the republicans went at this. they were going to make this an issue where they went on the attack. >> bill: so before we let you go, do you think we're going to go over the fiscal cliff or not? 35 days left. >> oh. i'm not in the predictions game. >> bill: what's your gut tell you? >> my gut tells me i think they work something out. >> bill: really? >> yeah. >> bill: keep hope alive. i'm not that hopeful. i've got my parachute on. i'm ready. rebecca kaplan, great to see you. thanks for coming in. nationaljournal.com where you can follow rebecca's work and work of other good friends at "national journal" including
substantial cuts to discretionary non-defense spending, over $1 trillion, it includes revenue and includes $340 billion in savings from our health care entitlement programs. >> fairly unequivocal, isn't it? it's a mixture of pretty substantial spending cuts and tax increases. >> we haven't seen the plan. i haven't seen the plan. i don't think the speaker -- >> are you accusing the president of lying? is the president lying? >> where is the plan? >> is he lying? >> i don't think the plan's out there. i think jay carney might be but i don't see the plan. maybe they have a plan. >> jay carney is lying and he's the white house spokesman. >> no. >> they're lying, are they? >> i'm not saying that. piers, maybe they've got -- >> you just did. you just called him a liar. >> they haven't shared the plan with the american people. paul ryan and the republicans in congress have passed twice now and last year -- excuse me, two years ago as well, a ten year plan for a budget that deals with the ten-year debt window, that deals with the deficits, that deals with entitlement reform. we have done that time
the bed. stuart: a defense was charles payne gets grilled by john stewart on the daily show but after the break charles gets a chance to respond. stay right there. stuart: charles payne got roasted by john stuart on a daily show last night. >> it is a stretch, an amazing stretch to try to pin this on walmart. i can't think of the worst target. >> i believe that is walmart's slogan. think of the worst target. you were being callously dismissive of the working conditions in bangladesh to score points against american unions. charles: don't think the people in bangladesh don't need those jobs as well. we like to victimize everyone in this country when it comes to motivation which is being assaulted. >> you're first argument seems to be they died in a fire but they had jobs. stuart: it is funny but they chalked it up and you weren't talking in that frame of reference at all. charles: i started off ironically comparing this to the triangle -- factory fire in 1911 and gave the unions props because we did need unions and better conditions but i also said because unions did the thing on black
early next week. and if susan rice is the pick, expect john kerry tapped to be defense secretary. >> chuck todd from washington, thank you. >>> let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. natalie is standing by at the news desk. natalie, good morning to you. >>> good morning, everyone. the remains of the late palestinian leader yasser arafat have been exhumed and reburied this morning as investigators look for clues as to whether or not he was poisoned. nbc's martin fletcher is on the west bank in ramallah with more. martin, good day to you. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. well, it's a grim moment here at yasser arafat's shrine in ramallah, scientists picking through the bones of the palestinians' legendary leader. specimens will then be taken to lack labs in russia, france, and switzerland to try to solve the enduring mystery of his death. was yasser arafat murdered? hidden behind the wall of blue tarpaulin investigators exhume the the body of yasser arafat this morning. he was buried in a frenzy of grief eight years ago. at rest in this shrine in ramalla
the intelligence community. last night, senator graham rejecting her defense but says he's open to today's meeting. >> she asked to meet with us and now we'll listen to what she has to say about her role in benghazi. the more i know about benghazi, the more upset i am that the consulate was even open on september 11th. when you look at the history and the reporting coming out of libya about the dangers, it should never have been open or heavily reinforced. after the attack, i think the story we were told about a spontaneous event caused by video where a mob turned into a riot is less credible than ever. >> she reportedly called the meeting. seems like a smart move. what do you think? >> well, i think it's a smart move for john mccain to take the meeting. they're boxed in. this is not a fight they want right now. it was a stupid fight to pick. they put themselves into a corner and now they've got to figure out how to get out of that corner. and they're going to do it. they're going to talk to her and senator mccain will be gracious to her. and, again, all the questions that are being asked about be
? some down payment. the second act is some clear indication of what to do with medicare and defense stocks. they have to give a clear indication otherwise there's going to be some kind of credit downgrades in the months going into 2013. how about the greek deal? i fell out of my chair. this is a default in all but name. look at this. an extension of the loans for 15 years. 15 years. $245 billion of loans. deferral of interest payments for ten years. deferred for ten years. and a reduction in interest rates. imagine this. you have a 30-year mortgage at 3%. now instead of a 30-year mortgage you have a 45-year mortgage. instead of 3% you're paying 2%. how about no interest payments for the next ten years on your 30-year mortgage? that's the deal the greeks just signed. it's staggering because what's happening here is don't call it a default. it's not a default. it's a restructuring. the fact is this is the first step on forgiveness of the debt. they're not officially forgiving any debt. don't say that. they'll freak out on you. the fact is that the next step from here is going out into
obama is not in defense on that. stuart: buy now to avoid cap on gun sales later? we've got the judge sitting here. i can't resist. can someone say on political grounds you can't come in my store? >> it depends on where you are. in our home state of new jersey, you cannot because there's a statute that prohibits, a store, a public accommodation, a hotel, any business from which the public is inviting from discriminating on the basis of political views for people coming on the premises. arizona doesn't have such a statute. you have a freedom to deal wither who you want. in -- you have the freedom to deal with whoever you want in arizona. stuart: do we give up our privacy when we text people, when we e-mail, the voice mails we have, could those messages be used to invade our privacy and used in court against us? obvious question for the judge who p thats to be sitting here. he is the author of the book theodore and woodrow. how private are smart phones? >> i'm worried that i and people who think the way i do that the right to privacy is a fundamental right are losing this battle. it se
thursday temporarily widening his powers blocking his decision from judicial review. israel defense manager says he is stepping down from the ranks. just weeks ahead of the general election. the former general and one-time prime minister said he will stay at his post until a new government is formed. those are your headlines. back to dagen and connell. dagen: online black friday sales topping a record. $1 billion. connell: we want to know about today. supposed to be this big day online. we have sent adam shapiro out there. >> 1.2 million square feet. they have 40 of these centers throughout the united states. this is the largest. we are on a 15 minute rate. they will come back at 11:30 a.m. they have been going 247. anybody who is selling online. at amazon.com, they will sell more than 200 items per second. last year it was 204 items per second. they expect revenue in the fourth quarter to be 16 to possibly 30% higher. i want to give you a quick shot of that area i am in. they take them out and put them in the yellow fins. they are said further down the line to the pickers. then they packag
. and international, so the fiscal cliff and everybody talks about the dra coneon armageddon with defense contractors that's not us. our government is state, local, homeland security. >> do you expect google to make handsets five years from now? >> very, very tough business. mobility lost 530 million last quarter. i think it's a tough road. there's room for apple and samsung and maybe one other player. tough. i'm glad we got out of the business and are focused on what we're doing. last point on fiscal cliff, it's not about ideology and not about -- >> oh yes it is. >> it's about making a deal, not a point. i'm optimistic we can do it. >> you should get into the censor business. >> thank you for being here. we really appreciate it. >>> coming up, crunch time for retailer, we'll get a cyber monday report from power retailers. d to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-c
. democrats don't seem to favor lowered defense budget and favor higher taxes for the rich and so we're done. i think we're done. >> after durbin speoke yesterda, if you're going to get a blueprint, he doesn't want entitlements be part of it for next year. >> it's the 1,000-point solution. maybe that will change their mind. durbin said no. norquist is saying no tax increase. what else is there? am i missing something? what am i missing? blankfe >> stallen made a lot of sense. mass murderer about you doesn't mean he didn't make sense. >> blankfein, kent, mayer, roberts of comcast. is there anything these guys can say to change their tune? to get people -- >> we're just past thanksgiving. let's give it a little time. things can change. we've seen lots of back and forth. everybody is establishing their negotiating position. there's still a negotiation to come in some way. i'll take the optimistic view. >> maybe that's where they are starting from. >> a reset button? >> we have yet to get in there and see whether in fact there can be the ability to knock heads around and really figure something
massive layoffs. >> lockheed martin is a safer cow. there's got to be fat in the defense industry. >> what about aetna who says this is going to lead to layoffs to the point where it increases their medical costs. so they're going to lay off people. >> we should introduce our nobel laureate. >> we do have a nobel laureate at the table. robert engel is a nobel laureate in economics who won the prestigious award in 2003 for his work analyzing volatility. he's also a professor of finance at nyu's school ofs. while we have you, do you have views on the fiscal cliff? >> you know, the fiscal cliff is on everybody's radar, but i think it's not the only thing that needs to be on our radar because i think that the situation in europe could actually turn out to be just as damaging for the u.s. economy as the fiscal cliff. >> is that a picture of us if we don't handle our problems here too? is that the ghost of the future? >> i think in both cases, we're talking about politics getting in the way of economics. i think the fiscal cliff could be dealt with exactly as you said. if the politics weren't su
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